Conversations on Dying

This piece I wrote when my friend, Phil Dwyer, launched his book, Conversations on Dying, got lost in the shuffle of refurbishing my site. Since my last post concerned my relationship to death and dying, I thought it would be appropriate to repost this one. His book...

Who By Fire – musings on closing time

Doors are closing again. For our own good. To slow down the loss. One of the few television shows I watch is CBS Sunday morning. Last week marked the final episode of 2021. Half the hour was taken up with tributes to those who’d lifted off in the past twelve months....

So You Want To Write

Recently, Mackenzie Belcastro of the site “So You Want to Write” approached me with an invitation to write a post for that blog. But what do I know? I mean, really know. I considered a couple of topics, including how not to be taken to your knees with...

Rebalancing Training, Poona, India 1988

Many people ask me about my Rebalancing training in India – how did it differ from Canadian massage school? Why did I go so far to learn the art of touch? Here is a glimpse of how it began. Before we began any bodywork training, we had two weeks of meditation...

Prayers for the Children

Generally, I don’t. Pray, that is. For years, week after week, I offered prayers in sweat lodges—prayers of gratitude and prayers for the healing of others. Even then, it was more of an energy offering than a petition; an intention sent out into the world, rather than...